Boris Becker’s wife Lilly ‘is being sued by former close friend for £170,000 he loaned her’ – while tennis star remains in jail for bankruptcy offenses
- Lilly Becker is reportedly being sued for £170,000 by TV exec Pierre Uebelhack
- Uebelhack allegedly loaned Lilly the money while the couple were ‘close’ following her divorce from husband Boris, but now claims it was supposed to be August and wasn’t
- Lilly is still married to Boris, who was convicted of bankruptcy crimes in April, but the couple have been estranged since 2018
Boris Becker’s estranged wife is reportedly being sued for £170,000 by a ‘close friend’ who claims to have lent her the money.
Pierre Uebelhack, 47, filed a lawsuit against 46-year-old Lilly Becker in a Munich court a few days ago, German newspaper Image reports.
Mr Uebelhack, a TV producer, and Ms Becker are said to have been ‘close’ between 2017 and sometime last year when she told Hello magazine she would ‘love to be in love again’. She is now believed to be in a relationship with sports manager Thorsten Weck.
Lilly is still legally married to tennis star Boris, 55 – who is in a UK prison for bankruptcy offenses – but the couple split in 2018.
Pierre Uebelhack, 47 (left, in 2019) is reportedly suing Lilly Becker (right) for £170,000 he claims to have lent her when the pair became ‘close’ following her split with Boris
Lilly, now 46, is still legally married to Boris, despite the couple announcing their divorce in 2018 – shortly after the tennis star was declared bankrupt
The paper claims the amount would be refunded on August 31 and Mr Uebelhack is now suing to get it back, plus interest.
Lilly and Mr. Uebelhack are said to have become close in 2017, around the time Boris was declared bankrupt and shortly before she announced that the couple had separated after nine years of marriage.
In 2019, Lilly and Mr. Uebelhack were pictured leaving court together in London and heading to brunch, amid reports he had been introduced to the son she shares with Boris – Amadeus, then nine years old.
Those close to Lilly say the relationship has blossomed into a close friendship, and in an interview with Hello magazine last year, she spoke of her difficulties in “trying to find the right one” and said she’d “love to fall in love again.” would be’.
In October this year, she was spotted on the beach in Marbella with Thorsten Weck, who runs a sports management company, and the pair are said to be dating.
The pair were seen relaxing together on sun loungers, with Mr Weck bearing a strong resemblance to Boris.
Lilly and Boris married in 2009 and have a son together – now 12-year-old Amadeus – but announced they had split in 2018
Lilly is now said to be in a relationship with German sports manager Thorsten Weck after the pair were pictured together this summer
Lilly has made several statements about her current relationship with Boris – she said in that Hello interview that she “can’t get it done” with him despite “really trying.”
But in May of this year, after her husband was imprisoned, she told Piers Morgan that she “of course” still loves him and was “devastated” when he was sent to prison.
For his part, Becker is currently dating political risk analyst Lilian de Carvalho Monteiro with whom he has been associated since 2020.
The Wimbledon ace was convicted earlier this year of hiding assets from his creditors after he was declared bankrupt, and was sentenced to two and a half years.
But he could be released as early as next week under an agreement to be deported to Germany and barred from entering the country until his full sentence has expired.
Becker would be a free man once back on home soil, the Daily Mirror reported.